Enel Breaks Ground On 497 MW Solar Plant

497 MW Roadrunner Solar Power Plant In United States Enters Construction; Enel Green Power To Commission Entire Project By 2020-End In 2 Phases
06:38 AM (Beijing Time) - 01. March 2019
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Enel says the 497 MW Texas project is the largest solar plant in its US portfolio, and is the largest in the state of Texas as well. Pictured is Enel’s Stillwater Solar Power Plant in the US. (Photo Credit: Enel Green Power)

Key Takeaways

  • Enel Green Power says it has started construction on a solar power plant with 497 MW capacity in Upton County, Texas
  • The US subsidiary of the Italian company will commission the project in 2 phases
  • 252 MW will come online by the end of 2019, while 245 MW will be complete by 2020-end
  • On completion, it is expected to generate around 1.2 TWh of clean energy annually

The US subsidiary of Enel Green Power has broken ground on what it calls the largest solar power plant in Texas with 497 MW capacity. It will also be the largest solar plant in the company’s US portfolio.

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. will commission the 497 MW Roadrunner Solar Project in 2 phases. By the end of 2019, the first phase of 252 MW will come online, and the remaining 245 MW will be complete by the end of 2020, it said.

The Roadrunner Solar Project is being built in Upton County, Texas. Once it is completely up and running, it is likely to generate some 1.2 TWh of clean energy annually. “This plant is the latest major milestone for Enel’s operations in the US renewable market, where we have already started construction of projects for almost 1 GW this year,” said Georgios Papadimitriou, head of Enel Green Power North America. “The US market is rich with opportunities for growth and has an increasing appetite for sustainable electricity.”

In July 2018, Innergex acquired the 315 MW Phoebe Solar PV Project in Texas which is expected to come online in H2/2019 (see Innergex Acquires 315 MW PV Project In Texas).

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